內容簡介 Did you know many historians currently believe baseball came from Europe? This book shows otherwise. The book offers a detailed deconstruction of baseball as a sport -- using a concept model on it --- then applies that to baseball's origin history puzzle, establishing strong evidence that baseball, at its core, is from the USA. If you love baseball, you will love this. But even if baseball is not your thing, this is good application of a discipline used to deconstruct and perfect anything. This will help you in any professional or creative project you want to perfect.The book is based Winston Perez's podcast, The Obvious Isn't, which in turn is based on a chapter (Chapter 26: Baseball Concept Model. America's Game) from Winston''s book called Concerning the Nature and Structure of Concept. The book lays out the case -- using the baseball concept model "as a fossil" to look at issues found in baseball origin history. The book suggests that none of the concepts found at the core of baseball are found in these early games that came from Europe. Some findings include the suggestion that 1884 is the moment baseball becomes baseball; that the word "base" does not mean "base" as in "baseball" found in pre-1828 documents; that using the category of "bat-and-ball" creates research issues; and that none of these games that came from Europe "carry the core concepts" found at the heart of baseball. The books even suggests that Abbott and Costello can help us discover the good news: baseball comes from the good ol' USA. Good news at a time we need it!Concept modeling, which is used to deconstruct baseball, is a field of study founded by the author of this book, which in turn, represents a practical application of that discipline. Visit www.conceptmodeling.com or www.theobviousisnt.com.